Category Archives: Probate

Estate Planning Myths

There are many mistaken beliefs by the populace when it comes to wills, trusts and probate.  I hear some of them when I meet with clients.  But more often I hear these particular myths when speaking with people who don’t … Continue reading

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Avoid Pitfalls of a DIY Will

Self-preparation kits are becoming more popular but beware the hidden dangers of going it alone.  If you are going to purchase a self-preparation kit or online document, you should only view it as preparation for a meeting with a trained … Continue reading

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Where Should You Keep Your Will?

I routinely provide my clients with suggestions on where to keep their will and other estate planning documents.  The original will is required for probate.  If only a copy can be found, the testator is presumed to have revoked the … Continue reading

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Spousal Protections in Texas Probate

Many people think there is no reason to have a will because the surviving spouse will inherit everything from a deceased spouse.  But in many cases where there is not a will, that is not the case.  Particularly when the decedent’s … Continue reading

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